Climaco urges Ayala brgy officials to unite PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:32

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday appealed to the elected barangay officials of Ayala headed by Chairman Diosterides “Dide” S. Librero to unite and serve the community with utmost dedication.
Mayor Climaco gave the message after she administered the oath of office to Librero as chairman of the barangay, six months after he was temporarily incapacitated due to a tragic incident.
Climaco said what happened in the past should serve as a source of courage for the barangay officials of Ayala to serve their community and they should also set an example of unity in the service of their constituents.
The lady chief executive also acknowledged the efforts of Ayala’s No. 1 Kagawad Alex Macapili who served as acting punong barangay of Ayala for six months in the absence of Librero.
It can be recalled, two grenades were lobbed and exploded at the house of Librero few days before the barangay election in November 2013. Librero was running for reelection and eventually won.
Librero was severely injured that he lost his sight (in the right eye) and both his legs were amputated. It took him six months to recuperate, thus he was unable to serve his position as barangay chairman.
In his absence, Kagawad Macapili took over as acting chairman pursuant to the provision of Section 46(a) of RA 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991.
Macapili, however, was conspicuously absent during Librero’s oath-taking yesterday.
Just the same, Librero thanked Macapili for his service as acting chairman even as he appealed for his (Macapili’s) support as well.
Meanwhile, the mayor also sworn in the newly appointed Kagawad of Ayala, Theresita Enriquez vice her husband, Edgar (No. 5 Kagawad), who succumbed to illness last month.— Vic Larato